Actress Annette Bening, who recently received her fifth Oscar nomination, was celebrated Tuesday when she was honored as Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2024 Woman of the Year.
The Pudding is the oldest theatrical organization in the nation and one of the oldest in the world. Since 1951, it has bestowed this award annually on women “who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment,” according to the Associated Press.
Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Coolidge are past honorees.
Part of the celebration was a parade through Cambridge, Massachusetts, which featured Bening wearing a brown coat, hat and sunglasses and blowing kisses to the crowd.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to honor Annette Bening in this milestone 175th anniversary year for the Hasty Pudding,” said Josh Hillers, the organization’s president. “Hot off her Oscars nomination for Best Actress, we’re excited to present her with the most prestigious award in the entertainment industry.”
Her recent Oscar nomination is for her portrayal of long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad in the movie “Nyad.”
Barry Keoghan will be honored Friday night as the recipient of its 2024 Man of the Year Award.
Keoghan is best known for his roles in “Saltburn,” “Dunkirk,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and “The Banshees of Inisherin.”